South Orangetown Central School District

Thanks to SOCES PTA, William O. Schaefer Elementary School and Cottage Lane Elementary School are partnering with Peace in Piermont on character education and social emotional learning programming!

Both schools have embraced “communities form connections” as the overarching theme this year, with mindfulness assemblies, texts, events and morning meetings reinforcing character-based words of the month. Twice monthly, students at home and in school tune in to participate in virtual yoga and mindfulness assemblies hosted by PiP. The half-hour sessions help students develop self-awareness and relaxation strategies by connecting their feelings to their bodies and breath. View today’s session on Facebook here. “Resilience” is the focus for December and students are reading “Dreamers,” an award-winning book by Yuyi Morales.

Student doing yoga pose